Interview with Shawn McIssac

May 3, 2021
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Our next episode of the Speak Up blog is with Shawn McIssac.

Shawn is a co-owner and director of Oculus, and a prominent Auckland-based building enclosure engineer. Being an industry leader he is one of the most recognisable voices advocating for change in the construction industry, Shawn is insistently pursuing his goal of taking the conventional New Zealand way of building by storm.

In this episode:

  • Shawn is sharing his views on the building materials of New Zealand, gauging the level of his confidence in them and explaining why testing is critical.

  • Shawn highlights the Oculus strategy & tactics for promoting industry change.

  • And finally, Shawn talks about mass timber, expressing his attitude towards building substrate, while elaborating on its pros and cons.


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